5 Dead, 5 Missing in Moscow Boat Collision

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say five people drowned and another five are missing and feared dead in a collision between a pleasure boat and a barge on the Moscow River.

An emergency services spokesman said the private craft, carrying 17 passengers and crew, struck the barge and sank at about 1 a.m. Sunday .

He said five bodies were pulled out of the water, six people were rescued and one swam to shore. Search teams continue to look for five people still missing and presumed drowned.

Earlier this month, at least 120 people were killed when a tourist boat sank in bad weather in the Volga River.